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The Ban on Federal Funding for Needle Exchanges Puts Poor Women in Danger

Thanks to restrictive laws and limited health-care options, halting the spread of HIV and hepatitis C is often a losing battle—one that puts women substance users in particularly high danger.

Thanks to restrictive laws and limited health-care options, halting the spread of HIV and hepatitis C is often a losing battle—one that puts women substance users in particularly high danger.

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Advocates: Federal Recommendations Against Gay Blood Donation Ban Still Discriminate

Though they've has been hailed by some as progress, the recommendations maintain the discriminatory and stigmatizing treatment of gay men by focusing on sexual orientation instead of testing history and status.

Though they’ve has been hailed by some as progress, the recommendations maintain the discriminatory and stigmatizing treatment of gay men by focusing on sexual orientation instead of testing history and status.

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Study: States With Low HPV Vaccination Rates See Higher Cervical Cancer Rates

A new study finds that cervical cancer rates and HPV vaccination rates tend to move up and down together, suggesting once again that if more young women get vaccinated there will be fewer cases of cervical cancer.

A new study finds that cervical cancer rates and HPV vaccination rates tend to move up and down together, suggesting once again that if more young women get vaccinated there will be fewer cases of cervical cancer.

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The Legal Fight to Save Cincinnati’s Last Clinic

Cincinnati is a metropolitan area of more than two million residents, and if state Republicans get their way, it will become the nation’s largest urban area without a single abortion clinic.

Cincinnati is a metropolitan area of more than two million residents, and if state Republicans get their way, it will become the nation’s largest urban area without a single abortion clinic.

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Texas Lawmakers Could Tackle Minimum Wage, Marriage Equality, Pre-K Education

Monday was the first day for Texas lawmakers to begin filing legislation for the 84th Texas Legislature, which convenes January 15, and the hundreds of proposed bills ranged from the expected—including minimum wage raises and marriage equality efforts from Democrats—to the fringe, including one Republican's crusade against Daylight Saving Time.

Monday was the first day for Texas lawmakers to begin filing legislation for the 84th Texas Legislature, which convenes January 15, and the hundreds of proposed bills ranged from the expected—including minimum wage raises and marriage equality efforts from Democrats—to the fringe, including one Republican’s crusade against Daylight Saving Time.

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We Need Doula Care to Achieve Reproductive Justice

A new report from Choices in Childbirth adds to a body of evidence that doula care should be included in health plans and made available to all women, particularly women of color, who face disproportionate rates of maternal and infant mortality in the United States.

A new report from Choices in Childbirth adds to a body of evidence that doula care should be included in health plans and made available to all women, particularly women of color, who face disproportionate rates of maternal and infant mortality in the United States.

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Here’s How Much Money Your Tacos and Beer Raised for Abortion Funds

The premise of the Taco or Beer Challenge was simple: Eat a taco and/or drink a beer, and donate to an abortion fund. And the fundraising numbers were, in some cases, surprising and staggering.

The premise of the Taco or Beer Challenge was simple: Eat a taco and/or drink a beer, and donate to an abortion fund. And the fundraising numbers were, in some cases, surprising and staggering.

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Will the Roberts Court Buy Conservatives’ False Choice on Health-Care Subsidies?

Conservatives offer up a series of false choices for the Supreme Court in their challenge to health insurance subsidies in federal exchanges, including wrongly comparing the ACA to Medicaid. It shouldn't work, but it might.

Conservatives offer up a series of false choices for the Supreme Court in their challenge to health insurance subsidies in federal exchanges, including wrongly comparing the Affordable Care Act to Medicaid. It shouldn’t work, but it might.

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Post-Election, Illinois Plans a Contraception Coverage Offensive

Illinois on Tuesday elected a Republican to be its next governor while voters supported a mandate on contraception coverage in employer health insurance plans, a direct response to the Supreme Court’s controversial Hobby Lobby ruling this summer.

Illinois on Tuesday elected a Republican to be its next governor while voters supported a mandate on contraception coverage in employer health insurance plans, a direct response to the Supreme Court’s controversial Hobby Lobby ruling this summer.

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The Supreme Court Could Gut the Affordable Care Act in 34 States

The Affordable Care Act will be gutted by the summer if challengers get their way before the Roberts Court.

The Affordable Care Act will be gutted by the summer if challengers get their way before the Roberts Court.

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